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One Toe’s in the Funny Bone at Orange Park Community Theatre

Orange Park Community Theatre just opened One Toe in the Grave, a comedy by Jack Sharkey. You may have previously seen a Sharkey play and not realized it, as he wrote under four pseudonyms as well as his own name. He didn’t start writing for stage until in his thirties, but by the time he passed, he had over eighty published comedies, musicals, and thrillers. That the audience was laughing pretty much throughout the show is a testament not only to the cast, but to Sharkey’s wit. Jason Kingsley () is the treasurer for Murdock and Moran (M&M), a company …

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OPCT's Dixie Swim Club, Orange Park Community Theatre

Dive into Enjoyment with OPCT’s Dixie Swim Club

Orange Park Community Theatre’s third show this season is The Dixie Swim Club, a touching comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten.  Even though this is a rather prolifically performed script, it remains  popular. The relevance of the characters in the story consistently cuts across generations and communities as a study in friendship and how it grows and changes through the years. Five Southern women who became friends on their college swim team set aside a long weekend each year to recharge their relationships. Free from husbands, children, jobs, they always meet at the same beach cottage on …

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ORANGE PARK COMMUNITY THEATRE REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM dualcritics@comcast.net opened a very funny comedy with “,” written by , on March 4, 2016, with additional performances scheduled through March 20 at their theatre on Moody Road in Orange Park, Florida. OPCT is the unofficial home of farce on our local stages. Their loyal patrons love this type of humor, and expect to see at least one farce produced every season. Farces start with plausible premises and build to a fever pitch of delirium in which the world has gone into outrageous and preposterous madness, and they’re filled with …

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Excellent Performances In “THE PHILADELPHIA STORY”

ORANGE PARK COMMUNITY THEATRE REVIEW The classic “Philadelphia Story” opened April 10, 2015 on the OPCT stage and will run through April 26. Seventy-six years have passed since ’s “The Philadelphia Story” debuted on Broadway in 1939. The play was written for , who starred both in the play and in the film version, which was financed by . Both the play and the film were huge hits. The years have not diminished the grace, charm, and humor of this true classic. In case you have not caught the excellent movie version with Hepburn, , and , or “,” the …

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Theatre review: Murder Among Friends

opened the 2014-2015 season with “,” a comedy/mystery by . The show opened on October 17, 2014 and will be on stage through November 1 in Orange Park, Florida. This play debuted in New York in 1975, was briefly on , and has been staged by a number of community theatres and dinner theatres on and off. It is a clever little whodunit with many humorous and intriguing twists and turns. The plot revolves around Angela, attractive and very wealthy, who is married to Palmer Forrester, an aging and remarkably grandiose Broadway actor. During the opening scene we learn that …

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Be A Good Little Widow – theatre review

, now in its 44th season, opened its first play of 2014 with Bekah Brunstetter’s dark comedy/drama, “”. Set in a home suburban Connecticut home, the story centers around Melody, an attractive newlywed, who has married Craig, a hard driving and much traveled corporate lawyer. They met when Melody was in college, and both agreed before the wedding that they would move to New England where Craig had been offered a prestigious position. Melody is 26 years old and has finished three years of college but has never held a job, and at this point is rather aimless. She acts …

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